The SpaceWell equipped, private, large and comfortable four room, brick-built apartment within a tranquil and leafy suburb, just 25 minutes drive to either city or beaches. (Sydney Airport 45 minutes). Separate bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, dining area, lounge and decking. Shared use of swimming pool, garden and washing lines. A variety of fresh herbs and chili peppers are also seasonally available for your cooking enjoyment, their growth helped along by our hive of native stingless bees.
Bathroom includes washing machine and cupboard housing ironing board, iron and cleaning materials. Shower gel, soap, air freshener, toilet roll, first aid kit and towels are provided.
Kitchen is well stocked with microwave, 4 ring ceramic hob, enormous fridge-freezer, toaster, fire extinguisher, fire blanket, pots and pans, utensils, cutlery/crockery, bread maker and basic essentials.
A circular table, which seats four, is found in the separate dining area.
The large sofa bed in the lounge converts to a comfortable double bed offering 2 further sleeping spaces (with extra bed linen). Air conditioning and Ventis home ventilation (also filters allergens) have both been fitted for your general comfort, whatever the weather.
A selection of DVDs, books & games have been provided, along with a basket containing local information including bus timetables.
The covered decking has a table and chairs and creates the perfect spot to watch the sun rise or to enjoy an evening drink amongst the bird-song by the solar heated pool.
Be sure to look out for brush turkeys and rabbits. We have even seen an echidna and a wallaby in the garden during daylight hours!
2 minute flat walk to bus stop (routes to city or beaches). 6 minute flat walk to supermarket, chemist, restaurants, cafe.
Australian, multimedia, pay-as-you-go mobile phone available for loan (with $100 refundable deposit. Please purchase your own SD card if you would like to take photographs or save anything to memory).
Off street parking available.
The bush can be accessed from our road and a whole variety of tracks surround the area. Spend a day adventuring and discover the hidden creeks, flora and fauna.
Alternatively, hop onto public transport and enjoy time in the city, at the beach, or further afield. Art galleries, restaurants, the interesting cobbled back streets of The Rocks, Palm Beach where Home and Away is filmed......there really is so much to see and do here! Guest AccessSituated beside our home, this apartment is separate, private and detached from our house enjoying it's own private entrances. It is necessary to walk past our house and pool to reach the flat up just 4 steps to the decking. When you arrive, just knock on the door of the main house and we'll show you to your accommodation. If you're bringing a car, just park alongside ours. Interaction with GuestsWe love meeting new people and are very happy to spend ad hoc time with you. If you'd rather be left alone, that too is absolutely fine. We just want you to have an enjoyable stay. Please feel free to message/get in touch if there is something we can help with. The NeighborhoodOur neighbourhood is very friendly place to be and the Plaza (just 6 minutes walk away) adds to create that warm community feel which we all enjoy. There is currently a supermarket, chemist, Italian and Goan restaurants, a cafe, physiotherapists, vets, newsagents, bakers and a steak house! :)
Many more shops and restaurants can be found just a 5 minute drive away (25 minute walk) at St Ives Shopping Village.
Across the road from the Plaza is Hassell Park. If you like to keep fit or enjoy watching rugby or cricket, this is a very good and green place to do it. If you have young children with you, there is also a small park attached.
Just a short walk to the end of our road, or along to the Wildflower Gardens, you can immerse yourself in a whole new bushland experience where there are walking tracks for every level of fitness, including paved tracks suitable for strollers and wheelchairs. Getting AroundPublic transport is found just a 2 minute flat walk away. Buses travel either to the beaches (journey takes around 30 minutes) or to Gordon Station (journey takes around 10/15 minutes) to catch a train to the city or elsewhere.
To travel, first collect an Opal card from a local newsagents. The Opal card is a free smartcard ticket that you load value onto and keep for travel on all public transport in Sydney, and the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Hunter, Illawarra and Southern Highlands.
When you tap on at an Opal card reader to start your journey, and tap off* at the end of your journey, the system will automatically calculate your fare and deduct it from the value stored on your Opal card.
Never pay more than $15 a day! Travel all day on trains, buses, ferries and light rail and pay no more than $15 per day for adults and $7.50 a day for children.*
Never pay more than $60 a week! With Opal your fares are capped each week at $60 for adults and $30 for children. The Opal week runs from Monday to Sunday. *
Never pay more than $2.50 on Sundays! Fares are capped at $2.50 every Sunday for all Opal customers.*
Earn free travel each week! After eight paid journeys with Opal you can travel for the rest of the week for free.*
Save 30% with off-peak train fares. Sleep in, avoid rush hour and save on your train fares with off peak fares
*Excluding Sydney Airport Station Access Fee
(Being as we are both 'Made in England', we think this is INCREDIBLE value for money!!! Still grinning! ;))
To travel from Sydney Airport one would need to head to Central Station and then take a train to Gordon on the North Shore Line. Buses 196/197 travel along Mona Vale Road to Kitchener Street. (There is also a 197 which goes to Maquarie, so be careful to get in the correct bus.)
Uber and taxis are also readily available in the area. Other Things to NoteA $100 refundable deposit is required for use of the pay-as-you-go mobile phone.
If travelling with youngsters, please be aware of trip hazards and pool safety. We take no responsibility for your children's safety. Please supervise them at all times.